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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:54 AM

Florida Governor Scott Drops Opposition to Health Law

By Michael C. Bender - Nov 14, 2012

Florida Governor Rick Scott dropped his opposition to President Barack Obama’s health overhaul, saying he wants to negotiate on the issue that began his political career.

“I don’t think anyone involved in trying to improve health care should say, ‘no, no, no,’” Scott, a 59-year-old Republican, told the Associated Press. “Let’s have a conversation.”

Scott’s conversion came one week after Election Day, when Florida voters supported Obama’s re-election and struck down a constitutional amendment aimed at making it harder to implement the health law. Governors in just 13 states committed before the election to building their own insurance exchanges, which the law requires to provide coverage to the uninsured. If states fail to act, the federal government will create them.

Scott wants to find “solutions that are good for Florida families by reducing cost and improving quality and access in health care,” Jackie Schutz, a spokeswoman for the governor, said in a statement.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-14/florida-governor-scott-drops-opposition-to-health-law-1-.html

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Purveyor Nov 2012 OP
blue_heron Nov 2012 #1
RegieRocker Nov 2012 #2
Old Codger Nov 2012 #4
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #5
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #6
pnwest Nov 2012 #3
malaise Nov 2012 #8
blue_heron Nov 2012 #10
winterpark Nov 2012 #7
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #9
Indykatie Nov 2012 #11

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:58 AM

1. OMG

Wow, the first domino falls. Finally, he does something to benefit the citizens of his state

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Response to blue_heron (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:01 AM

2. A ruse that is all

 

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Response to blue_heron (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:03 AM

4. fighting

An impeachment drive...

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Response to blue_heron (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:05 AM

5. He is trying to save his job

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Response to blue_heron (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:05 AM

6. No, he is looking out for his own ass

His Amendment to exempt Floridians from ACA went down to major defeat. He is up for re-election in 2 years and already is despised by 62% of Florida citizens, which HAS to include a whole of Rukes. Not implementing Obamacare, would further erode his chances for re-election.

He may be an arrogant thief, but he's not stupid.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:02 AM

3. His constituents have started impeachment

proceedings. THAT is what changed his view on the subject...

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Response to pnwest (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:30 AM

8. Ding ding we have a winner

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Response to pnwest (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:41 AM

10. aha

so now it makes more sense

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:30 AM

7. After he shit taxpayer dollars out for lawyers to fight the damn thing in court. How do I start

a petition to make him pay the taxpayers of Florida back for that? I'm a freakin Floridian and this guy turns my stomach everytime I see him or hear him talk

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:32 AM

9. They'll all join in

These idiots did their posturing, now they come to do what they're told.

Now shut your fucking mouth and help your people, Scott.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:57 AM

11. Had Little Choice - Feds Will Implement Exchanges in States that Refuse to Do So Anyway

These repub governors were playing to their base with their loud refusals to implement ACA. It's as of they don't realize that some in their base need the benefits provided by ACA.

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